If there can be anything positive coming out of the horrific injury to Eduardo last Saturday, we'd have to start with the fact that he is now out of hospital. The tibia wasn't broken, and the fractured fibula and dislocated ankle are now back in place.
Then we can add that although he could have lost his foot (by amputation) if the treatment and repair had not started immediately, it now appears after surgery that he may be able to run again in about nine months. And then we can add what in my opinion may bring about something positive for all players: changes in refereeing because of the amount of discussion on soccer sites, in newspapers, on television, and on the radio, that this much-publicised incident has engendered. What do I mean by something positive....?